Posted — March 14, 2019
In this weeks column, our good friend Tim MacMillar gives us a rundown of "Isosceles", a piano interlude from Protest The Hero's second album, Fortress. Isosceles acts as a transitional piece between the songs "Spoils" and "Wretch", moving the album along into the final of three acts.
Tim noticed that some poor souls were overcomplicating this piece online, and wanted to shed some light on the proper playing of the section (both for their edification, and maybe even to save them from the horrors of arthritis). Here's what he had to say about the making of this video:
"I recorded this little video because I saw a few Youtubers playing this song in a far more complicated way than necessary. Transposing the keyboard up three steps was what threw people off I guess. The video was inspired by a Chilly Gonzales playthrough, so shout out to him."
Check out the playthrough below, and if you'd like to give this beautiful little piece a try, grab the FREE Sheet Music! The video begins at bar 13. (transcribed by Milen Petzelt-Sorace)
Tim has expanded this idea out into a full song, under his solo piano moniker, Timerity, which you can listen to on Spotify right here. Or check out his Bandcamp page!
And if you'd like to listen to "Iscoceles" or any of the other fantastical thrash-fests of Protest The Hero's Fortress, you can grab the deluxe vinyl box set here, or stream it at your preferred service below!